Castellare di Castellina

I Sodi di San Niccolò Toscana Sangiovese Blend

9.435 ratings
9.87 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Jeff D.

An absolute opulent wine! Aromas of cigar box, black olives, and forest floor and flavors of blackberry pie. The wine seamlessly wraps around the tongue without sucking it dry with a finish that lingers for days...decanted for an hour+ and drank it down. It was only going to get better the longer it breathed, but it didn't last long.

An absolute opulent wine! Aromas of cigar box, black olives, and forest floor and flavors of blackberry pie. The wine seamlessly wraps around the tongue without sucking it dry with a finish that lingers for days...decanted for an hour+ and drank it down. It was only going to get better the longer it breathed, but it didn't last long.

1 person found it helpfulMar 16th, 2017
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

9.5

Off the charts Sangioveto. Spicy, leathery, deep and rich. Our friends made us Lasagna and this is the perfect complement.

Off the charts Sangioveto. Spicy, leathery, deep and rich. Our friends made us Lasagna and this is the perfect complement.

Sep 7th, 2015
Mara Ambrose

Beautiful wine with elegant complexity. All of its components are seamlessly married. I only wish I could have ad more.

Beautiful wine with elegant complexity. All of its components are seamlessly married. I only wish I could have ad more.

Jul 24th, 2014
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

10

Roses, Roses, Roses. Goodbye old friend.

Roses, Roses, Roses. Goodbye old friend.

Mar 7th, 2014
Kenny Koda

Had to pop one before the case is put away go deep!

Had to pop one before the case is put away go deep!

Nov 19th, 2013
Marcia Gagliardi

Food & Wine Blogger The TableHopper

9.3

Always love this sexy wine.

Always love this sexy wine.

May 9th, 2013
Amanda + Dallas Bossort

Fell in love with this wine during our first visit to Tuscany. Technically a Chianti Classico Riserva but so much more. Small production from just outside Castellina, consistent expression of Tuscan finesse year after year (tasted and holding ‘08 onward). Dark but elegant, smooth but complex. This wine is drinking flawlessly now with continued aging potential. We ❤️ 🇮🇹.

Fell in love with this wine during our first visit to Tuscany. Technically a Chianti Classico Riserva but so much more. Small production from just outside Castellina, consistent expression of Tuscan finesse year after year (tasted and holding ‘08 onward). Dark but elegant, smooth but complex. This wine is drinking flawlessly now with continued aging potential. We ❤️ 🇮🇹.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Carl Fischer

Amazing.

Amazing.

Jun 7th, 2017
scott watkins

2008 perfectly balanced and delicious!! Wow

2008 perfectly balanced and delicious!! Wow

Apr 6th, 2017
Emp Ty
9.1

Fruity, dry, and enjoyable. Very good sangiovese.

Fruity, dry, and enjoyable. Very good sangiovese.

Aug 1st, 2016